Crime

The Youth Vote - 1972

Election ’72 – The Elusive Youth Vote. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Not that long ago, in retrospect, the age to vote in America was 21. In 1971, after considerable debate, the Twenty-Sixth Amendment was passed, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. It only seemed fair and ethical, since 18 year olds were being drafted into the...

Nathaniel Abraham - Murder Trial

January 13, 2000 – The Mother Of All Flu Seasons – The Real Y2K Glitch – When Eleven Year Olds Murder.

Become a Patron! January 13, 2000 – By all accounts, the new millennium Flu season was shaping up to being the worst in a long time. Flu and flu-related deaths were shooting up ever since the season officially got underway. Some cases were misdiagnosed and doctors were cautioned not to...

Candice Rose Martinez -Cell-Phone Bandit

November 14, 2005 – Murder, Mayhem, Dire Warnings And Cellphone Bandits.

Become a Patron! November 15, 2005 – Not that long ago, considering. But far enough back to marvel at technology and to not marvel at human nature. News this day started out with the capture of 18-year old David Ludwig and his 14 year old girlfriend. Ludwig was wanted in...

Vietnam - October 1963

October 31, 1963 – Vietnam: Victory Just Months Away – Detroit Bookies Told To Ease Up – Russian Diplomats Shown The Door

Become a Patron! October 31, 1963 – A day for cautious optimism. A rumor that our Vietnam excursion was slated to be over “within two months”, according to General Paul Harkins, the U.S. Military commander in South Vietnam. Harkins said in a report published in Tokyo earlier in the morning,...

Juvenile Delinquents - 1949

Kids And Crime – Juvenile Delinquency In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Juvenile Delinquency – ever since the end of World War 2 the reports of a spike in crime among pre-teens throughout America was being reported at an ever-escalating rate. The crimes ranged anywhere from petty theft to armed robbery, with more than the average number of murders...

Harlem - July 1964

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

Insurance Ad - 1939

America’s Little Insurance Problem – 1940 – The Fleece Factor And Morris H. Siegel. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Insurance – an integral and inescapable part of our national fabric; the thing that hounds us, protects us and promises us. The thing most abused, exploited and feared. Because we are a society pretty much based on fear, the notion of being “left unprotected” is something we’ve...

Drinking The Kool-Aid

While You’re Digging Our Sights And Sounds . . . . A Few Words From Gordon Skene And Past Daily.

Become a Patron! From the somewhat addled mind of Gordon Skene: You have options – and both of them are just below the photo. As you know, we were hot in the midst of our Annual Past Daily Fundraiser almost two weeks ago – doing our yearly stump for support...

FBI Director Robert Mueller - National Press Club 2008

A Word Or Two From Robert Mueller – 2008 – Past Daily Reference Room

FBI Director Robert Mueller – National Press Club Luncheon – May 16, 2008 – National Press Club – FBI Director Robert Mueller. Before he became Special Counsel and became embroiled in the Investigation over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Mueller was director of the FBI – this appearance, before...

June 27, 1978 – Swapping Prisoners – Going Berserk In Moscow – Going Berserk In Matamoros.

June 27, 1978 – another busy news day and a world gone somewhat berserk. First, from Moscow came word about the pending release of U.S. businessman Francis Crawford, held on charges of currency violations. Likewise, came news from New Jersey regarding the pending release of two Soviet employees accused of...